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Sep 17, 2011 6:00am EDT
into the general fund. indiana, toll road. great success? i don't know. ask the people in indiana who use the money now. where did that money go? into the toll road? no. went into other transportation projects in the state. in indiana, tolls are going through the roof. you ask the users out there and it is a different story. maybe it goes back to the issue that if the money is dedicated into the infrastructure, that works. if it is bled off for other purposes, good government purposes, that is another story. user financed, user paid system. >> i wrote about this earlier this year for "national journal." one of the things i believe is from your staff that we were talking about that the real problem in public/private partnerships can be that you have big investors dealing in with local governments and they are very sophisticated. what mr. mica is trying to do on his staff is coming up with ways to equalize that balance a little bit and the other point i would make is the only -- only 24 states and the district of columbia have used public/ private partnerships. we still have -- it works in some place
Sep 16, 2011 10:30pm EDT
a separate mass transit funds? and then on model in indiana leasing a state highway, and for both of you, do you think higher direct user fees are more economically direct and efficient way of funding either expansion are maintenance of roads and bridges? >> separate out roads from public transportation, that is an important fur step in getting more transparency and accuracy and honesty in government accounting. i think that is very hopeful. i am an advocate of phasing out most if not all of the federal gasoline tax and allowing states to take those resources and spend them. if a hard time telling people that you spend the money on the road when you see the guy davis- bacon, siphoning off the subways and to bypass and what not, and they do not know what they can believe and the dollar that they thought they were paying for roads. to the extent that you can turn the cards face up and say this is what we're going to spend on roads and what we're going to spend on public transit and station will never visit, and here is what you're doing. >> let me say. >> not in your neighborhood. going honest
Sep 9, 2011 8:00pm EDT
. it would have been rotten. >> why did he offer him his cabinet? >> he had some positions in indiana and other places and had some history of accomplishments. not a great deal. clay was expecting to get the presidency. it was a time when the whig party thought it would win. we policies look like they would be needed to get out of the depression. they had a great shot of beating the incumbent, martin van buren. this is one of the examples where henry clay is not a good politician. he had been in congress, but was not a good manager. he trusted his own instincts too much. he did not take the advice of other people. they got a rule changed in the condition that clay, who had the majority of the vote, now said they would vote by delegation. however the state voted, the whole state voted for that person. harrison realize that clay was very important in the whig party. he wanted to make peace, not have clay on the opposite side. clay basically said he would rather stay where he is because he thinks there are more important things to do there and he does not want to be associated with harri
Sep 16, 2011 2:00pm EDT
the model in indiana, leasing a state highway, and for both of you, do you think hired direct user fees are a more economically direct an efficient way of funding either extension or maintenance of roads and bridges? >> separating out roads from public transportation is an important first and getting more transparency and accuracy and honesty in budgeting. government accounting, that is helpful. i am an advocate of phasing out most if not all of the federal gasoline tax and allowing states to take those resources and spend them, because you have a hard time telling people who will spend it on roads if they see a guy doing state money, siphon off the subways and the bike paths and what not. they do not know what they can believe and what happened to the dollar they thought they were paying for roads. to the extent you can turn those cards face up and say this is what we're spending on road and public transit, subway system, and states you will never visit, and here is what you're doing and here's leisured -- not in your neighborhood. it is very helpful. >> direct user fees meaning tolls
Sep 2, 2011 8:00pm EDT
and crannies of american history. >> on october the 21st, i see it the name wendell willkie, a man from indiana. a one worlder. what did that mean? >> he would not be a conservative republican today, would he? >> he was not a conservative republican back then. >> he was a corporate republican and he was engaged in a national debate -- we use the phrase class warfare now. republicans use it pejoratively when democrats talk, but that is what it was, class were frearfa. will he was born on a farm and roosevelt was -- wendell willkie was born on a farm and roosevelt was born to a grand family, and they never saw the irony of what defended. >> what did he look like? >> he looked like a bear. he was a great big, larger than life, rumpled figure, who nevertheless had an aura, a charisma. one person famously said that his candidacy, which spun out of nowhere, a seemingly -- >> that he had never had a job. >> he was a jeffersonian democrat until the new deal. he said that his candidacy sprung from the grassroots of every country club in america. there has never been anyone like him. it is hard to imagin
Sep 26, 2011 8:00pm EDT
in indiana. get a preview had watched some of our other videos ever our special website for the series, >> former president jimmy carter and his wife talked about domestic and global issues. topics include a middle east politics, cuba, china, and some of the projects that the carter center is involved in. this is an hour and 25 minutes. >> they founded the not-for- profit center 29 years ago and since then, the program has helped improve the lives of millions of people and in more than 70 countries. the carters are the hardest working volunteers, traveling around the world, working with staff to monitor elections, resolve conflicts, promote human rights, and eradicate diseases. a working side-by-side with the poorest and often forgotten people. their vision for a world of peace and guides all of our work at the carter center. and serves as an inspiration for millions of people are around the world seeking a better way of life. it is with great admiration that we welcome the president and mrs. carter. [applause] >> thank you very much. i have had a very interestin
Sep 9, 2011 2:00pm EDT
indiana. caller: there is no bill, nothing to vote on yet because this is just so for a speech and we have no idea what is going to be in the bill. they should get warren buffett and his friends to pay for it. open an account. they should be able to pay for it. it took three years for him to recognize that small business gets the job done, not government. guest: there is no bill. you're quite right. the devil is always in the details. we deceive the specifics, the legislative language -- we need to see the specifics. with respect to generating revenue, i think the very best way we can generate additional revenue is to put 14 million people back to work. the best way to rein in our deficit and for us to increase our economic activity is to reduce the number of people who are unemployed and underemployed. i am hopeful this plan will be a start of the effort to do that. host: did the white house reach out to house democrats prior to the speech? guest: not that i'm aware of. they may have reached out to the leadership. not to members of the rank-and- file. we were given the text of the speech
Sep 30, 2011 2:00pm EDT
, including kentucky, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, west virginia, indiana, illinois and yes, even michigan. this has been made possible by no less than a modern industrial revolution. it has been known for decades that shale rock and many in the united ditzel's natural gas and sometimes form. weisbrod deposits of this rocking cover thousands of square miles, even entire states or multiple states. but until recently we didn't have technology to produce economically. then, in the 1990s, we started complaining to different innovations. one was hydraulic fracturing. this is the pumping of fluid down under pressure to create micro-fissures in the rock commit tpd for surface of the earth. these features are very tiny and we prop them open by and check sand with water. and then, that provides pathways for the gas to flow and ultimately produce. now, fracturing isn't something new. it was developed in the 1940s and has been used safely on a million wells over several decades. but in the case of shale rock, this still wasn't enough. another innovation require, this time a new one called horizontal
Sep 2, 2011 2:00pm EDT
starting at 8:00 eastern on sees the into. ? on c-span to. >> sarah palin it will be the speaker in indiana, beginning live nin set -- noon saturday. >> live sunday, ellis smith. >> ray lahood joined with business and labour representatives to discuss ideas for creating jobs for the nation's infrastructure. the meeting took place at southern mess of this university in dallas. i am honored to be here. we are holding what we call listening sessions on particular issues. the issue we're talking about today is infrastructure and its role in creating jobs and a competitive economy in the future. there is strong labor and business support for this. we have tom donahue and the chamber is a supporter it infrastructure spending. i would like to think about the support. economists disagree on a lot of thing, but there is overwhelming support to the view that spending on infrastructure is a very efficient way to create jobs. and it also creates an infrastructure base for the competitiveness thfor the econoy going forward. we welcome youoday and we are here to say something about what we're thinking ab
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